This arrangement of Beethoven Seventh Symphony was published between 1820 and 1828 by Elizabeth Lavenu, the widow of the violinist and publisher Lewis Lavenu. She married Mori in 1819 and together they took care of her former husband’s business.
This arrangement is neat and well-conceived. The violas often pair the flute, the only wind instrument in the ensemble, to complete the missing parts originally destined to the wind section. Even if the original title page generically calls for “two basses”, in the parts it is clearly stated that the first bass should be a Violoncello and the second a “Contra Basso”.